Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Desert Island Flicks for April and May

Chris Masters
Chris Masters
In April and May 2010, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is stranding some more Aussie legends on a metaphorical desert island - and instead of 5 discs they can only take 5 flicks! The question on everyone lips is - what will they be?

After Adam Elliot and David Stratton revealed their top five to packed houses we are readying our next two celebrity 'castaways'. Chris Masters and Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin will reveal their own insights and personal stories behind their top five films - the only films they could pack if they were banished to a desert island.

What do you think their top picks will be?

Thu 15 Apr 2010, 7pm
Desert Island Flicks: Castaway with Chris Masters
Unclassified 15+

Australian journalist and author Chris Masters retains the record of the longest serving reporter on Australia's longest running public affairs television program, Four Corners. Between 1983 and 2008 he made over 100 reports for the national broadcaster's flagship program and along the way he collected three Walkley Awards and a Logie Award.

Surrendering his permanent position at Four Corners in 2008, Chris Masters now works as a contributing editor at Sydney's Daily Telegraph and is an author. Chris has written three books, Inside Story (1991), Not for Publication (2002) and Jonestown (2006), the latter winning three awards, including 'Biography of the Year'.

His documentary journalism also features in the Screen Worlds permanent exhibition at ACMI.

Tue 4 May 2010, 7pm
Desert Island Flicks: Castaway with Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin
Unclassified 15+

Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin is a strong and respected Indigenous elder, recognised for her service to the Indigenous community through significant contributions in the fields of social justice, land rights, equal opportunity, art and reconciliation.

Aunty Joy has received an honorary Professor of Swinburne University. She is also Chairperson of the Australian Indigenous Consultative Assembly and has held executive positions in different departments of Government. Aunty Joy has been involved in Aboriginal issues for the past 30 years, she is a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria and a member of the Equal Opportunity Commission.

Aunty Joy will reveal the stories behind her passions and her five favourite films.

Venue:  Studio 1, ACMI, Federation Square
Tickets:  Full $13 Concession $10

Further information

Samatha Chater
Communications Coordinator
[direct phone] 61 3 8663 2475 [fax] 61 3 8663 2498 [mobile] 0434 603 655
[email] Samantha.Chater@acmi.net.au 
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